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Photo credit: Melanie L. Brown for Steed Media AAHH! Fest took place this past weekend in Chicago and featured local and national recording artists. The event was put on by Common with his Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House, which is Rhymefest and Kanye West’s organization. The first day included scheduled artists such as Taylor…

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The 2nd annual Teen in the Park Festival, also known as T.I.P. Fest, held in Chicago was an amazing success. T.I.P. Fest is the largest platform for Chicago’s young artists to share their work and network with other likeminded teens across the city. T.I.P. Fest represents a safe space for teens to gather and also…

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Over five million youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed in the United States. There are 3.5 million jobs in the US that don’t require a four-year degree. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative looks to bridge this gap by matching the youth with these companies, creating gainful employment. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative was launched…

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When Kanye West co-founded the organization Donda’s House, his intention was to honor his later mother, Dr. Donda West, and give back to his hometown of Chicago in a big way. With his latest donation of $133,000, the rapper known as “World Wide West” continues to make good on his intention. West used monies earned from…

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Chicago based emcee Chance The Rapper is putting together a free concert for teens at the city’s Northerly Island venue. The concert, being called the Teens In The Park fest, will take place Wednesday, June 24, 4-7 p.m. It features acts selected by the “Surf” rapper. The event is being sponsored by the City of…

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G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Big Sean and his charity, The Sean Anderson Foundation, recently stopped in Chicago to take part in the “Behind the Mic” lecture series presented by Donda’s House and The Chicago Track. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning rapper Rhymefest, and Young Chicago Authors artistic director and Louder Than A Bomb founder Kevin Coval, the night…

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Chicago came out to support their own at the first annual AAHH! Fest in Union Park. Check out some of the good-looking party people in the photo gallery below. -tj armour / @tjarmour

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Yesterday (Sept. 21) the city of Chicago got a treat as native son Common, in conjunction with the Common Ground Foundation, and Kanye West’s Donda’s House Inc., launched the inaugural AAHH! Fest in Union Park on the city’s near West Side. The day long event kicked off with a community showcase that featured young talent…

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  Hip-Hop is once again doing something good in the ‘hood. This past Wednesday (April 9) hip-hop artist, actor and philanthropist, Common held a press conference to announce his foundation’s alliance with Donda’s House Inc., and the Chicago Urban league to create a jobs initiative program and music festival created specifically for the youth of…

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